Red Rose Foundation brought to Brisbane world acclaimed specialist trainers from the San Diego Institute on Strangulation Prevention. The attendees of this training learned how to: identify the signs and symptoms of near fatal strangulation cases; understand and recognise the anatomy and medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims; investigate and document cases for prosecution; prosecute cases, including using experts in court; and most importantly, enhance victim safety through trauma informed advocacy services.
Domestic violence: Strangulation can prove fatal months after attack, studies show Chris Clarke, The Courier-Mail May 14, 2017 12:00am DOMESTIC violence campaigners are calling on victims of strangulation to seek urgent medical attention after discovering research that suggests victims can die months later. The State Government recently obtained studies that suggest victims are susceptible to blood clots and an increased risk of stroke leading to death. Health Minister Cameron Dick is reviewing the information and said it could pave the way for new measures to determine how domestic violence victims are assessed at the scene. The research was brought to Mr [...]
Hundreds charged with non-lethal strangulation in Queensland Sarah Vogler, The Sunday Mail (Qld) May 6, 2017 4:35pm ALMOST 800 people have been charged with committing a crime considered a key sign of escalating domestic violence that could become deadly, in just 12 months since the new offence was created. As the state marks domestic and family violence prevention month, The Sunday Mail can reveal that 798 defendants were charged with 894 counts of non-lethal strangulation – almost 75 charges a month – since May last year. The charge attracts a maximum jail sentence of seven years. A further 409 applications were granted for [...]